Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival electronic records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
The William Clutz papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1930-2016. Among the papers are biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, printed material, photographic material, artworks, and twelve sketchbooks which illuminate the career and artistic development of Clutz, a painter known for depictions of figures in urban settings. The photographic material is particularly robust and includes hundreds of photographs, slides, transparencies, and digital images of Clutz, family, friends, his painting, as well as documentation of exhibition installations. Artwork and sketchbooks in pencil, pastel, and charcoal provide a glimpse into the preliminary stages of his work process.
William Clutz papers, 1930-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
William Clutz (1933- ) is a painter and art instructor in Rhinebeck, New York. Clutz taught at the Parsons School of Design.
Donated to the Archives of American Art between 1980-2016 by William Clutz.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001